KONAMI has announced that it has achieved Official Partnership status with Liverpool F.C. Included in the deal will be a faithful reproduction of the Liverpool F.C. squad, and other elements centred on the Anfield-based club in forthcoming PES titles – the first being PES 2017.
As an Official Partner of Liverpool F.C., KONAMI will have unrivalled access to the first team players. Such access, when combined with KONAMI’s Team ID and Player ID systems, will ensure the in-game Liverpool F.C. side will truly replicate the team’s overall and individual playing style and those of its players.
All related kits will be replicated within the game, while Anfield will also be authentically reproduced and made available to PES 2017 users via a free update post release. The update will also see the introduction of all the players, Klopp’s famed ‘Gegenpressing’ style will be recreated, and Liverpool’s ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ anthem will also be featured within the game.
Here’s what Jonas Lygaard, Senior Director of Brand and Business Development at Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. had to say about the partnership:
“KONAMI is committed to working with the very best in modern football, and Liverpool F.C. is the perfect partner. With its rich history, huge fan base and dynamic style of play implemented by manager Jürgen Klopp, and huge fan base, we look forward to working together to ensure that this fantastic club is perfectly reproduced in PES 2017 and all other future PES titles across home and mobile formats. We will get unrivalled access to work with Liverpool F.C. to ensure their players are brought to life in our products, and will also work together in future promotional partnerships as well.”
Billy Hogan, Chief Commercial Officer, Liverpool FC, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with KONAMI, whose attention to detail will make sure that Liverpool FC is well represented and will help us to continue to engage with our fans in new and exciting ways. Konami’s ability to produce realistic football games that feature players that both look and move like their real-life counterparts is amazing. We cannot wait for our fans to see the Reds line up in the new game in all their glory.”
Club legends such as Robbie Fowler, Ian Rush and Michael Owen will also be included in game as myClub Legends. However, full details on Legends are yet to be announced.
Some screenshots have also been released, feast your eyes on them here:
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PES2017 will be released September 15th.